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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Obama administration slyly eliminating faith-based providers of aid to human trafficking victims

This administration talks about the value of conscience rights in health care and then implements policies at the agency level that eliminate those rights altogether.
That's exactly what's happening with grants related to HIV-AIDS and human trafficking; bureaucrats are writing the grant requirements that apparently deliberately eliminate faith-baesd organizations that don't support the administration's radically pro-abortion ideology. This grant stipulation from the HHS Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement appears designed to precisely exclude pro-life, faith-based organizations:
"Taking into consideration the particular health risks posed to victims of trafficking, preference will be given to grantees under this FOA that will offer all victims referral to medical providers who can provide or refer for provision of treatment for sexually transmitted infections, family planning services and the full range of legally permissible gynecological and obstetric care..." [emphasis added]
That last phrase, of course, translates into "abortion" and "life-ending contraception."
Besides violating the conscience rights of faith-based organizations that Congress voted to protect when approving legislation and funding to fight trafficking, this discrimination also stands to eliminate proven effective providers of aid to human trafficking victims such as the Salvation Army and Catholic Relief Services.
Politicians--don't watch their mouths; watch their actions--and their bureaucrats.

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